The future of Sosua

Big

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Right now you can get more than that just to sit home. Why work?
yes, and the slugs that live in their parents basement and rent control accommodations, that have the ambition of a wino are going to take full advantage of this hand out situation
 

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CV-19 has caused the realization that many jobs can now be done without leaving home.
Employment will never be the same again.
But if one need a handyman/woman

Do you suggest one should seek online information and learn to do it all by yourself?
 

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windeguy

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Yes, I have seen those ads on febu and wassap on how to click here and receive $$$$. Easy peasy

Most likely not the type of jobs Forbes (and I) are referring to.

When people ask about coming to the DR to work, I explain that is generally a bad idea unless they can work on line. We have had many clients that can work on line from home and they do very well. We have had people that tried to find jobs locally and that has gotten worse to try that approach over the years. There are fewer bartender and kite instructor gigs in the Cabarete area.
 

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Most likely not the type of jobs Forbes (and I) are referring to.

When people ask about coming to the DR to work, I explain that is generally a bad idea unless they can work on line. We have had many clients that can work on line from home and they do very well. We have had people that tried to find jobs locally and that has gotten worse to try that approach over the years. There are fewer bartender and kite instructor gigs in the Cabarete area.
But do they have enough stable Luz?
 

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But do they have enough stable Luz?
A generator fills in where Edenorte lacks. Hundreds of clients since 2003. Canada, US, UK, EU, Russia, Israel, to name a few of their home regions.

But then , I am not in Sosua, so best to get back on topic with that future which is probably going to be more Expats with less tourists, as was already trending.
 
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It remains to be seen how quickly any area recovers. The north coast in general was way down in tourism before CV-19. Maybe the JetBlue crowd will quickly return to Sosua in July and the 30,000 residents of Sosua will be able to eat again.
 
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To survive and prosper Sosua should try to be like Boca Chica. Time has proven it abundantly.
 

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To survive and prosper Sosua should try to be like Boca Chica. Time has proven it abundantly.
I was in Boca Chica once many years ago. Never had a desire to return.

What did Boca Chica do that Sosua should emulate?
 

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I know we have been down this road, but Sosua will not be able to function w/o tourists. Not ex-pat pensioners living here pinching pennies but many many tourists spending cash. If you want to refer to them as "mongers" , "weekend warriors" , "jet blue crowd" whatever. With out them Sosua will suffer a flight, which it has already started anyway.
 
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Absolutely agreed. As I have posted myself, I like going to Sosua beaches.

You find that a lot of sand has appeared at Playa Alicia. Maybe that is part of the answer. Also the new artificial beach under construction nearby.
But it is hope, lot of sand has been dumped by prevailing currents at Playa Cabarete recently, maybe because Rio Yasica once more had water after heavy rain last year. Cabarete also lost a lot of sand during the last years.

Playa Alicia has awesome views. Need to go to Samana for something similar
Agreed. Took these pics 2 weeks. We
were asked to leave by Cestur 5 min after.
Right now you can get more than that just to sit home. Why work?
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I know we have been down this road, but Sosua will not be able to function w/o tourists. Not ex-pat pensioners living here pinching pennies but many many tourists spending cash. If you want to refer to them as "mongers" , "weekend warriors" , "jet blue crowd" whatever. With out them Sosua will suffer a flight, which it has already started anyway.
Boca Chica functions without tourists/mongers/sexers/warriors perfectly. Having lots of wealthy people in just 20 miles West.
BC is the nearest beach for a big city. And always will be.
 

El Rey de Mangu

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Boca Chica functions without tourists/mongers/sexers/warriors perfectly. Having lots of wealthy people in just 20 miles West.
BC is the nearest beach for a big city. And always will be.
Como dice el refrán: A falta de pan, Boca Chica.